MUS 201(F), 202(S) Music Theory and Musicianship II

Music 201-202 presents the harmonic practices, techniques, and structures of the nineteenth and twentieth century compositions (c. 1825-1950) through analysis, performance, dictation, and composition of characteristic examples of "romantic" and "modern" aesthetics. In Music 201 the development of chromatic harmony is presented from Beethoven through Strauss and Mahler by means of analysis, composition, written exercises, sightsinging, keyboard application and dictation. To supplement the development of musical skills appropriate to the period, students are expected to attend weekly skills labs in eartraining, sightsinging, and keyboard application, as well as to develop, outside of class, their vocal, aural, and keyboard competence through regular practice of the materials supplied. Format: three lectures and two skills lab-sessions per week. Evaluation will be based on class participation, written projects of various lengths, compositions, and a final exam. Prerequisite: Music 104 or permission of instructor. In Music 202 the principles of twentieth-century techniques, from Debussy to Schoenberg, Varese, the "avant-garde," and contemporary composers are presented by means of analysis and composition. Format: three lectures per week. Evaluation will be based on class participation, written projects of various lengths, compositions, and a final exam. Prerequisite: Music 201.

Hour: PEREZ VELAZQUEZ